Mark's Gospel: Lectures and Lessons
Brand: University Press of America

Mark's Gospel: Lectures and Lessons

  • Publish Date: 2007-02-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Garrett C. Kenney

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Mark's Gospel provides an interesting blend of theology, history, and literature. In this text, Professor Garrett C. Kenney explores Mark's gospel in eight lectures that test the student's comprehension of a lecture and facilitate an increase in skills for biblical research and interpretation.

Lectures One, Two, and Three provide a foundational lecture on the theology, history, and literature of Mark's gospel. Lectures Four and Five address the basics of the structure, plot development, characterization, and rhetoric in Mark. Lecture Six addresses the concerns of studying Mark first, independent of the other gospels, as an advantage. An overview is then provided within Lecture Six of twenty Christian gospels, canonical and non-canonical, and their plausible connections to Mark. Lecture Seven features comparisons of Mark with non-canonical and non-gospel forms of literature. Finally, Lecture Eight briefly surveys the themes of salvation, covenant, worship, the kingdom of God, the Church, and Christology, followed by a detailed look at Mark's concept of the Spirit. These eight lectures then give way to eight carefully crafted lessons, designed to increase the student's skill in biblical research and interpretation.

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